Air Fryer Miso Marinated Wolffish

Miso is a traditional Japanese ingredient produced by fermenting soybeans with salt and kōji, and sometimes rice, barley, seaweed, or other ingredients. Generally, miso tastes salty, tangy, and savory on its own – it’s a real umami bomb!

Miso glazes are commonly paired with buttery, fatty fish like salmon and cod, but here at Niceland we’ve taken this delectable glaze and paired it with Icelandic Wolffish. Why? Wolffish is sweet like crab, but with a higher fat content and a texture almost like halibut that holds up to the miso marinade and is exceptionally good pan-seared, oven roasted or even in the air fryer.

The Icelandic wolffish we source is MSC Certified, abundant along the Icelandic coast and regarded as a delicacy by Icelandic people (yet is less known in other cultures). We’re proud to offer this special fish to our restaurant and retail partners in other parts of the world! Here’s our take on miso wolffish:


Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients for the marinade – This marinade is good for 4 6-oz wolffish portions

    • 3 Tbsp white miso
    • 2 Tsp Mirin (you could use white wine)
    • 2 Tbsp sake 
    • 2 Tbsp Brown sugar


  1. Combine all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix it together.
  2. Pour into a pot and bring it to a boil. Boil everything together to burn off the alcohol and then let it cool completely.
  3. Pour over mixture over wolffish and marinate in an air-tight container for a little as an hour, but for best results marinate the fish for 2-3 days!
  4. Grease the bottom of your air fryer basket and place the fillets in the basket. Cook filets on 350/375 degrees for 13 minutes or until the internal temperature is 145 degrees.
  5. Serve with sushi rice and sprinkle with furikake (another flavorful Japanese ingredient made from sesame seeds, dried fish, seaweed, salt and sugar).
  6. Enjoy!